In June, we had our Annual General Meeting to take care of Guild year business, including elections for some new Executive members. However, that was after we welcomed back Deepika Prakash, founder of PatternReview.com, as guest speaker. This time, she spoke to us about Indie Sewing as members had picked this among several topics about which Deepika was willing to talk to us.
Can someone teach sewing machine maintenance virtually via Zoom? Apparently, to be polite, heck ya!!! Maybe it’s not so obvious, but one person who certainly could was Canadian sewing machine technician extraordinaire, Bernie Tobisch! He is also the author of You and Your Sewing Machine, and Sewing Machine Reference Tool, and he was our Guild’s guest speaker for our May 2021 meeting that got turned into a machine maintenance class for a good portion of it.
In April, the Guild was super fortunate to have world renowned designer and sewist, Kathryn Brenne! For the past twenty years, Kathryn has been bringing her consummate knowledge, teaching skills and passion for creating to the Academy of fine Sewing & Design-which she founded in 2000. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Fashion Design program, she is a top selling Vogue Patterns designer, and one of the industry’s most published authors of sewing techniques.